Campus Events

May 11-17

Please email all events to CAMPUSLIFE@KNOX.EDU if you would like them included in the newsletter.

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Student Senate Voting Now Open!

As you know, Student Senate campaigns have been occurring this past week. The polls are now open, and you are able to cast your ballots for the individuals you believe will make the best President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, Campus Life Chair, Diversity Chair, Health & Wellness Chair, Technology Chair, Dining Services Chair, and Sustainability Chair of Student Senate. Graduating seniors are eligible to vote!

The ballot statements are within the form. Please submit your votes by Monday, May 11th at 4:00 p.m. No late votes will be accepted, and you may only vote once. Vote here

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Humanities Lecture: Dr. Helga Varden on the Place of Women in Immanuel Kant's Moral Theory

Wednesday, May 13

Room 300 (Forum Room), Alumni Hall
4:00 p.m.

The Humanities Series on Identities Presents An Event from the Department of Philosophy, "Kant and Women" by Helga Varden (University of Illinois, Philosophy). According to the traditional interpretation, 18th-century German philosopher Immanuel Kant held the view that women's nature prevents them from being men's equals. In her lecture, Varden will argue that the role of women within Kant's moral theory is more complex and interesting than both the traditional interpretation and recent, more positive interpretations of Kant are willing to allow. To do so, she pays careful attention to the centrality of human nature to Kant's moral theory, particularly to our status as inescapably embodied and social beings.


Wednesday, May 13

Old Main Lawn

5:00-8:00 p.m.

Due to Flunk Day, QUEST has rescheduled its Tie-Dye event. Come and go as you please and make some rad tie-dye gear for your summer wardrobe! Supplies are limited so please bring your own white shirt (100% cotton works the best!). We will have twelve colors, rubber bands, and smiling faces!

Terp Presents: Anything Goes-Spring Informal Concert

Wednesday, May 13

Kresge Recital Hall

6:00 p.m.

Terp will be hosting their Spring Informal Concert: Anything Goes. Come to Kresge Hall to experience various dance technique and skills from our showcased movers! Contact Valencia Short ( if you have any questions.

Rapture, Blister, Burn

Wednesday, May 13- Saturday, May 16

Harbach Theatre, CFA

7:30 p.m.

A finalist for the 2013 Pulitzer Prize in Drama, Gionfriddo's play offers a multigenerational examination of women besieged by changing attitudes toward feminism, marriage, and success. Former college classmates, Catherine (a flourishing academic) and Gwen (a stay-at-home mom), reunite decades later to discover that each covets the other's life. As they struggle to reconcile the principles of feminist theory with their individual aspirations, the women realize that the pursuit of happiness is more challenging than it seems.

TICKETS (available at the door):
$10 for Adults
$5 for Senior Citizens and Alumni
Free to all Knox Community and Students (with ID)

Model United Nations Crisis Committee: ENCOUNTER - First Alien Contact (Part 2)

Thursday, May 14th

Old Main 211

4:00-6:00 p.m.

The Model United Nations Club is holding an open crisis committee simulation. In this simulation the participants will role play various political characters in the world of 2030. The crisis itself will revolve around the arrival of extraterrestrial aliens into the inner solar system. Participants will be assigned characters to play before the committee by the crisis staff. Email Douglas Hulsether ( or Elliot Witt ( for more information.

Dining Services Open Forum

Thursday, May 14

Round Room, CFA

5:00-7:00 p.m.

As you may have heard, Helmut is retiring at the end of this year. The college has been working to find a solution, but has not been very forthcoming with information regarding their search. In an effort to allay concerns that you may have regarding the state and future of your dining services the Dining Services Committee will be holding an open forum for all students, faculty, and staff that have questions or concerns.

Advocates for Choice: Repeal Hyde Art Project

Thursday, May 14

Taylor Lounge

7:00-9:00 p.m.

Advocates for Choice will be holding an event for the Repeal Hyde Art Project on The Repeal Hyde Art Project, as the name suggests, uses art as activism to fight towards the end of the Hyde Amendment which bars the use of certain federal funds to pay for abortion services. Drop by any time to color birds in for the art project and support the art project!!

Finished birds will be on display in the Gizmo windows the following week for everyone to see!

KAAMI Tea Talk

Thursday, May 14

Seminar Room, Alumni Hall

7:00 p.m.

KAAMI will be holding a Tea Talk on the subject of depression. It will be a roundtable discussion .
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Dunk a Tke & Pie a Pi Phi

Friday, May 15

Post Lawn

12:00-6:00 p.m.

The ladies of Pi Beta Phi and the gentlemen of Tau Kappa Epsilon are holding a fundraiser this Friday on Post lawn to raise money for their respective philanthropies Read, Lead, Achieve and St. Jude Children's Hospital.

Come Dunk a TKE and then pie a Pi Phi to raise money for two great causes and have some fun!!


Friday, May 15 - Saturday, May 16

Turner Track at Trevor Field

4:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

(Rain Location: Field House)

Runathon is a 24-hour walk run event hosted by Alpha Phi Omega but you don't have to be present for the whole 24 hours. We will be giving away prizes and have fun activities the whole time. List of events and more information is available on website

Proceeds will benefit FISH food pantry and you can sign up during lunch/dinner tabling in the Seymour gallery. $5 without shirt and $12 with shirt.

Pre-Law Club: Karl Johnson J.D.

Friday, May 15

Alumni Hall Room 117

4:00 p.m.

The Pre-Law Club Presents a talk with Karl Johnson, J.D., Former Assistant Public Defender. Come find out what's it's like to work as a Public Defender! Refreshments will be provided.

International (no) Tea Hour

Friday, May 15

Knight Student Lounge, Alumni Hall

4:00-5:00 p.m.

Join the Office of International Student Services (OISS) for a weekly International Tea Hour, featuring international teas, snacks, and conversation. May 15th will feature Brazil, and will be a week without tea--but with Brazilian coffee and cashew juice, accompanied by sweet and savory treats. These will include (gluten-free) cheese bread, guava paste, carrot cake, and other delicacies. Ryan Lynch and Anne Giffey (both of the library) will host the event, with a lot of help from students Livia Mexias, Bernardo Gasperazzo, and Lucas Sanchez. Please join us for food, conversation, and Brazilian music!

OISS is looking for other organizations or individuals to partner with to sponsor a future International Tea Hour. Please contact Rebecca Eckart ( with any questions or ideas for a future Tea Hour.

Caxton Club & Davenport Fiction Awards: Elizabeth Cohen

Friday, May 15

Alumni Room, Old Main
4:00 p.m.

Elizabeth Cohen is an Assistant Professor of English at SUNY Plattsburgh, where she serves as the fiction editor for the Saranac Review. Her memoir, The Family on Beartown Road, was a New York Times Notable Book, and her articles, stories, and poetry have appeared in SELF, MORE, Newsweek, People,New York Times Magazine, Salon, Tablet, and the Yale Review, among other publications. She is also the author of The Hypothetical Girl, a collection of stories, and What the Trees Said, a collection of poems, both published in 2013. She lives in Plattsburgh, New York, with her daughter, Ava.

Following her reading, Professor Cohen will announce this year's Davenport Awards in Fiction.

Film Club 48 Hour Film Fest

Friday, May 15- Sunday, May 17

Round Room, CFA
4:00 p.m. on Friday- 4:00 p.m. on Sunday

Creative? Come create a movie, alone or with a group of friends. Guidelines can include objects, phrases, locations, shot techniques, but you won't find out till the day of competition! Show your talents, win prizes, and have fun! (P.S. If you don't have a group and still want to participate we will help find you one, don't worry.)

Men's Soccer Alumni Game

Friday, May 15

5:00 p.m.

Men's Soccer alumni are invited back for a weekend of Knox soccer! Meet the current players, the new head coach, Tyler Sheikh, play some soccer with your former teammates and the current athletes, and celebrate with an end-of-year banquet.

Find full details and registration at

APA Symposium Speaker: Paul Messersmith-Glavin

Friday, May 15

Room A110, SMC

7:00 p.m.

Alliance for Peaceful Action is proud to present an exciting talk by our keynote APA Symposium 2015 Speaker, Mr. Paul Messersmith-Glavin, revealing capitalism's central role in creating and maintaining the global climate crisis.
Further, Mr. Messersmith-Glavin will highlight the intersections of patriarchy and racism within the capitalist degradation of the global ecology, and will orient us all to how we fit into this huge puzzle of power and oppression.

Paul Messersmith-Glavin is a member of the Institute for Anarchist Studies and currently lives in Portland Oregon.This event is brought to you by Alliance for Peaceful Action, with support from German Club, Anthropology/Sociology Club, Advocates for Choice, and Sustainability.

Quiver Editor Drive

Love genre fiction? Want to help shape and decide the future of Quiver​? Everyone's favorite genre magazine is looking for editors for the 2015-2016 year. Applications open on May 8th and close on May 15th.

To apply, save a copy of the application found here and share your finished app with

Questions? Comments? Concerns? Email

Applications can also be found on our Facebook page:

Folio Staff Applications

Folio Staff Applications for 2015-16 are now OPEN!

Folio is Knox's Visual Arts Journal, check out past issues at

If you are interested please fill out the attached form and return this email to or print it out and put it in


Deadline: Friday, May 15th, 2015

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Saturday, May 16

Peoria Zoo

1:00- 5:00 p.m.

UB will be tabling all week to take signups for a trip to the Peoria Zoo. $9.00 gets you on the bus and into the Zoo. Enjoy an afternoon full of monkeys, zebras, and giraffes.

Knox Jazz Ensemble Spring Concert

Saturday, May 16

Gizmo Patio

3:00 p.m.

The Knox Jazz Ensemble will be playing their Spring Concert on the Gizmo Patio.

Off Knox

Saturday, May 16

The Beanhive

7:30 p.m.

Musicians! Artists! Poets! Comedians! Air recorders! Dancers! Violinists! We need you! Off Knox is back again. If you'd like to perform contact

Fencing Club

Saturday, May 16

2:00-4:00 p.m.

Fencing Club is cleaning out and re-stocking the club armory this Saturday, May 16th from 2 PM-4 PM. If people have checked out fencing equipment (masks, coats, etc) and are not planning on using it again before the end of the term, this day is a great day to return it. After this, we will start seeking out people personally to return gear, so if you come on the 16th, we can just get it worked out quickly and easily as possible. Students returning gear can also email Josh Lewis ( to set up a time to bring their equipment back.

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Repertory Term Winter 2016

Monday, May 18

Studio Lobby

4:00 PM

All students who would like to participate in Repertory Theatre Term in winter 2016 should plan to attend an important informational meeting on Monday May 18.

Rep Term is open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors who have taken THTR 121 Design and Technology for Stage and Screen or THTR 131 Beginning Acting, and who receive the permission of the department to participate.

Tri Delta Triple Play

Tri Delta is hosting its annual Triple Play kickball tournament to benefit St. Jude on May 23 and 24 on the Baseball Field. Register with a team of 8-12 people, but if you don't want to join a team, we'll still be having a barbecue and several activities.

We'll be tabling every day from 11-1 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. in Seymour Union every day this week.

Questions? Email Caitlin Hemby at